Go Extreme with School Holiday Activities on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast

With the upcoming school holidays, kids are sure to get glued to the television or their electronic gadgets, unless they engage in adventure activities like those offered at the Coast Club Easter holiday programme of the Queensland Recreation Centres on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

The programme will run from Monday, 8th April 2019, till Thursday, 18th April 2019, and is open to children 8 years and older as well as their parents and families.

Activities Offered by Both Recreation Centres

Both the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast centres will offer the following activities:

  1. Giant Swing: As the name suggests, it is like the ordinary swing but on a bigger scale. You are harnessed and hauled to a height of about 18 or 20 metres. When you pull the cord to release yourself, you get to swing as high as the tree tops. This awesome activity is ideal for those looking for an adrenaline rush.
  2. Surfing: This is a water sport in which the wave rider or surfer rides on a moving wave.
  3. Stand Up Paddle Boarding: SUP is an offshoot of surfing but unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.

Exclusive Activities at Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre at 80 Currimundi Road offers the following fantastic activities which won’t be provided at the Gold Coast centre:

  1. Caving: Explore wild cave systems in this recreational activity. For participants to experience the unique thrill and challenge of cave exploration, Sunshine Recreation Centre built 150 metres of artificial caving to recreate natural caves. Cavers are equipped with head torches as they navigate through the complex maze of passages.
  2. Rock Climbing: Participants climb up, down or across artificial rock walls which have over ten different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty.
  3. Vertical Climb: In this activity, the climber often uses his head, back and feet to apply opposite pressure on vertical walls that are mostly parallel and large enough to fit the climber’s body into.

Exclusive Activities at Gold Coast

Likewise, Gold Coast Recreation Centre at 1525 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach exclusively offers the following activities:

  1. Abseiling and Quick Jumps: Abseiling or rappelling is a controlled descent off a near-vertical surface with the use of a rope. The bungy-style ‘quick jump’ from the top platform was conceived for the more bold and daring.
  2. Canoeing to David Fleay Wildlife Park: This activity entails paddling along the Tallebudgera Creek and then having a guided tour of David Fleay Wildlife Park, a very natural and unspoiled park that demonstrates the conservation initiatives of the person for whom it is named after.
  3. High Ropes: The high ropes courses allow participants to traverse swinging bridges and other elements 10 metres off the ground, so much like walking a tightrope.
High ropes
Photo credit: Queensland Recreation Centres / Facebook

Extreme sports can push you to your physical and mental limits, but engaging in such activities often tests your strength, endurance, agility, and balance as well as mental control. More importantly, the holiday programme is a good way for families to disconnect from their devices and reconnect with each other.

You can register for either the half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) programme.

All sessions start at 9:00am. Drop off time is between 8:30am – 9:00am. Pick up time is between 12:00 noon – 12:30pm for the half day programme, and 3:00pm – 3:30pm for the full day programme.

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